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. >> so any conversion on the second floor say to four units, the max allowed isn't allowed at this point. >> they could change the use and there is a change of use process and go through our permit process. >> okay. >> commissioner antonini. >> yeah, i was just confused about that because we're approving 10 units, but there is a possibility of converting some of the commercial space on the second floor to residential. is that what you're saying? >> maybe i can clarify. >> yeah. >> it would be allowed to have that many units. the reason we haven't purely is based on the building code. if we have more than two units per lot we have to include a second stair case and eat up an extra 150 feet per floor which is why we designed it the way we did. >> and staff would have to come back to us or did administratively? i feel more comfortable -- >> you could do it right now. you could require that is residential use for that space, but we need to also include that in the administrative request. that is part of the zoning administrator for this and they could do it at a later date and do the par
. >> okay. so you now have -- i guess you've got how many total units on this. >> 10. >> so 1.5. that's fine. that makes sense to me. the other question i have, and maybe this a question i will just ask you. these are for sale units? >> undetermined at this point. >> yeah, but i mean your condo conversion -- >> they will be condo mapped. >> i was trying to look through and read -- i should have done this in the report. are the conversions all two bedrooms? >> this is something ben and i was talking about outside. there are different sizes. >> so you've got good size units. that's very good. >> yeah. >> now the final thing and i am concerned about staff had brought up the -- you've got ground floor retail and then you've got second floor office. >> correct. >> and i would like to suggest to the commissioners that we pass some notice of special restrictions to ensure the community they're not converted into living units and there be some kind of specification that inspections are made. >> sure. >> on a regular basis to make sure they're uses are conforming and the purpose is what st
by coming to the united states. >> eduardo lopez, you have remarkable footage that has never been seen before in this country throughout. in a moment, we're going to el salvador to talk about what drove a lot of the migration here. where did you get it? >> many, many sources. there's a lot of footage that has never been seen, that hasn't been seen in decades. again, this is a testament to the team that created this. our editor, catherine shields, is amazing. and so is our co-director, peter getzels. i have to say about the dominican republic, i'd like to make a point that one of the main reasons we made this film is to be personified by junot diaz, who is contributing as one of our great american writers. his whole life was changed dramatically by our invasion of the dominican republic in 1965 with 23,000 marines. something that most americans know nothing about because all of this history is never taught in our schools and colleges. so for latinos, whose life is turned upside down by our own government actions and latin america that many times we are unaware of, what happens is there
new units of affordable housing. we have not seen anything like that. we are talking about a program about how to make low income families economically viable to on their own homes. those are significant things. the best accommodation is to build something worthwhile in ms. lam's backyard or finding other resources than the neighborhood that can assist her grandfather. i will not be supporting the appeal. and would like to motion to table item 27. and approve -- actually approve item 28 and table items 29 and 30. >> president: let me close the hearing. are there questions? supervisor chiu. >> supervisor chiu: not a question but i'm hearing from habitat if you're willing to resolve the issue. i appreciate hearing that from habitat directly. i will second supervisor avalos's motion; the merits of the appeal, they have not been significant changes to grant the appeal on the parcel map. that is the right motion to make. as he also mentioned, the opportunity to build single-family affordable units is something that is rare in the city. it is an opportunity for homeownership for individu
of mix used buildings total of 10 dwellings units and retail spaces and second floor business professional service uses. the building will contain approximately 14,000 square feet and 40 feet in height. there have been a number of modifications to the project since publication of the materials. however these changes were interior. it doesn't affect the facade or the footprint of the parks spaces have increased from 10 to 15 and to address the neighborhood's concern about lack of parking and this change is interior again and not affect the facade or building envelope and bike spaces have increased also and interior and will not affect the exterior or knowledge envelope. proposition. >> >> c that is effective and reduced affordable housing requirements by 20%. the required number of affordable housing for the project has been reduced from two to one. the project will provide 10 family sized dwelling units with family stock of one of which is affordable unit. protject will convert a site into productive mix used development. it's consistent with respect to the existing nei
housing based on inclusionary to habitat for humanity project that would consist of 28 units, the original number of units in the original develop and plan. at a level of affordability good for san francisco. i am interested in hearing the arguments around this appeal and see how we can move forward with it. thank you. >> president: why do we not hear from the appellant. you have up to 10 minutes to describe the grounds for your appeal. >> reset the clock. >> hi thank for coming. my name is linda. i am here in support of the project. what i am here to question is the eight foot square area behind our backyard at 273 sagamore. the previous land developers had approached me because he noticed that our backyards were not lined up with our neighbors. at the time there was a lot of pushback from the neighborhood, not much support for the project. offered to make a change to allow me and my family to use the area in the back of little bit so my father could have a garden. we have been doing that since 2011. he gave his word that it would be fine. after this conversation, i went as far as comin
terrorists and the stakes could not be higher. this comes from a united states military commander in the united states. i'll jump across the border and tell you why the stakes could not be higher. this is pakistan in 2005. 74,000 people were killed in this earthquake. 18,000 were kids going to school. most of the kids that died were younger and female because they didn't have desks so when the walls started shaking and the roof came down they perished. there was 9,000 schools destroyed or rendered unusable. 1/2 million kids displaced out of school. in earthquake, they call it the coy mot that means this apocalypse. at first there was a very heroic effort. infer natio international community helped. after katrina red cross got 2,000,000 for help and for this earthquake red cross received 6 million dollars. the united states sent in helicopters that conductd the greatest air lift in the history of mankind. moved about 20 thousand on thes in the mountains to keep 1/2 million people a hive during the wintertime. it was very heroic and people were grateful. aid has dropped 70 percent a
of the united states so i know they're going to start those events in washington dc with their celebrations but let us san francisco celebrate -- mayor aleato and our wonderful history here and allow us to do a preliminary launch and so that's what we're attempting to do tonight and celebrate with you this launch of italian culture. it's very meaningful for us to did that year. we have a lot to celebrate. let me just say that painters, scrptdures, poets, musicians, designers, mathematicians, great architects of the italian country have come here to san francisco. we have experienced so much of the italian talent here in san francisco. that's why we wanted to be celebrating here and i am so glad to be joined not only by senator leno and assembly man amaino and david chiu and scott wiener as well. they all want to get in on this great celebration because it's wonderful for our city. i have often said our city and our strength is our international status and we do that with all the sister cities, with all of the flag raisings, but this is kind of new. what i said to our counsel general
of its information, although the united states has had drones over that plant for much of the time. so at this hour this is what we do know, that the algerian government has concluded its operations against the terrorists that the incident is ending. some north african news outlets have claimed that at least 35 captives were killed in the algerian military rescue attacks the "wall street journal" is reporting algerian government sources putting the number of casualties to be ten or perhaps 11. this is what reuters news service is reporting. thirty hostages killed when the algerian forces stormed the plant. two of them japanese, to -- a french national. the nationalities of the rest as well as those who escaped remain unclear at this hour, and those rescued. fox news, however, confirms that at least two americans are among those who escaped and are on their way out of algeria heading to london. still, as many as seven americans are reportedly missing at this hour, as i said, all of this is very fluid, and many of these numbers are going to change as we learn more, hopefully far more dur
-law units which are present throughout the city and one of the group in the specific area in the city indicated it was his feeling up to 80% of the units there had illegal -- or housing individual housing units there had an illegal unit in it. and i think this is an issue that we have to confront eventually because it's got a lot of -- it's a lot of effects on the entire housing stock. and one of them that came to mind for me is the fact that when there are two units in building it raises the price of building significantly and you really have prices based upon two units, not on one. and it might explain why, when i and starting to practice places in modest homes in the sunset and richmond victor were around 40,000. the increases each in the most pricey areas are 10 times what they were in those days, 10 to maybe 12 times. in places like the sunset and parts of the richmond, they're 20 times. these houses are selling for 800,000. so i'm not saying the total cause of this is secondar secony units, but it does detract from the affordability of units, and i think it's something that's ou
now the code-liaison to the alcohol licensing unit. my partner is here. charlie, would you introduce yourself? he is my partner. what we do is run the daily operations of the unit. we are also the sounding board for them when it comes to the various type of permits and licenses we may be having difficulties with. i have my units working with the permit officers at those stations, who are the first line, reporting directly to their captains. i wanted to say that my highest priority is public safety. when we review an application for a new venue, be it entertainment, a bar, or a night club, it is very important that we look at the impact the venue will have on the neighborhood, and the community itself. however, i must also keep in mind and be aware of entrepreneurship and small business owners as the backbone of our city. they had a lot to the culture and flavor of san francisco and we do not want to lose that. we take these factors into consideration. ultimately be want everyone to have an enjoyable and safe time when they go out after hours to enjoy the city at night. that is my vie
of questions already are coming from the united states about the algerian government's tactics in the operation that could have put the hostages in jeopardy. now, we also want to let you know that right now, there's a chartered flight en route of bp employees from algeria. it is headed towards london to gatwick airport. now, that could be landing at any moment. we don't yet know if the passengers are any of the freed hostages or if there are americans on board, but as we get that information, we're going to share that with you. the brother of an irish national who escaped from captivity had a harrowing story. he spoke to cnn today and described what happened to his brother. >> yeah, but just found out recently that he'd been mered to sleep with duct tape over his mouth and his hands tied and then we find out how he got free and five out of the compound or to a different part of the compound, and there were five jeeps and the algerian army had bombeded the jeeps and out of the five jeeps, the bomb had wiped out four of them. and they had obviously lost their lives, but lucky enough for my brothe
. >>> people in the united amariter are worried about their exports. the train on the supply is growing. now this fossil fuel driven nation is considering alternatives. >> reporter: an international exhibition is under way focusing on water supplies and renewable energy. the crown prince of the united arab emirates says they realize they have a limit. >> translator: the united arab emirates has been providing the world with energy for half a century. we'll continue our efforts to provide a stable supply. it's our responsibility as a member of the international community. >> reporter: what prompted the concern is an impending sense of crisis. the gulf nation could lose its status as one of the world's leading oil producers. in 2011, the uae was seventh in terms of production but energy demands in the nation amounting in the face of rapid urbanization and a growing population. one of the most pressing issues is the secure enough electricity to convert sea water into fresh water. the country gets much of its water from the sea but surging water consumption now has the uae using 70% of its elect
. as we push in here, you can see that second story unit that was clearly heavily damage the. this fire broke autoat second and east street. crews on scene tell us it was a fairly small kitchen fire. firefighters made their way through the unit they ended up finding this unit inside and she was unresponse i. firefighters dead say she did have -- firefighters did say she had a pulse when transported. >> we were able to extinguish the fire fairly aggressively. we did find a victim within the home. they found him in the bedroom during our primary search. >> reporter: aside from that one woman, no one else was hurt in the fire. although it's unclear if anyone else was inside the apartment at the time. that woman is being treated at eden hospital. her condition this morning is not being released. her name not being released either. as we bring you back out here live we will work to talk with this woman some of her neighbors here as folks begin to wake up and understand what happened here last night. we will certainly be trying to speak with neighbors and get an idea about who this woman is a
to the united states and coming into contact with the united states so consequently my puerto rican friends, and some of my irish friends, although they were more circumspect, what are you doing writing about the irish? i'm writing about the united states. the irish are more interesting. they had to put up with colonialism, just as puerto rico is a colony of the united states. i also respect the fact that they have a facility with language, which i also enjoy. consequently, i wondered why this attraction to the irish. in 2004, the university of puerto rico asked me to come there and lecture and read. i immediately called my favorite cousin, and she said, what are you doing here? i told her and i said, please come to the reading, i have a book for you. she came. she said my son is getting married tomorrow at the caribbean hilton, could you please come? and i went. i hadn't seen her in 30 years. we were kids together. and after the wedding, there was a reception and she introduced me to her daughters, very beautiful girls, then i met the last one, ver
in at least nine countries including the united states, are waiting to learn who lived and who died. >> pelley: mark, there's a lot of hostage taking in this region for ransom. is there any indication whether that's what this is, banditry, or whether it actually is terrorism. >> reporter: well, the mass brigade and other groups are known to be operating in that area for some time, and they have a history of hostage-taking and ransom demands and smuggling to fund their activities. but with the french intervention underway in mali next door, this incident may be too close, both in time and distance, to be a coincidence. >> pelley: mark, thanks very much. the last time americans were killed by terrorists was also in north africa last september. four died, including the u.s. ambassador, in the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya. now, u.s. forces are about to go to the aid of the french in mali, and david martin has the late-breaking developments. >> reporter: the u.s. has agreed to airlift a battalion of french troops and tanks into mali, part of a military intervention which has stirr
. this is the second story unit we are showing you right now. last night. the woman suffered burns and smoke inhalation. this fire broke out just about 9:30 last night. crews on scene tell us it was a fairly small kitchen fire and as crews made their way through the unit that is when they found the woman inside and she was unresponsive. now firefighters did tell us she had a pulse when she was transported over to eden hospital. now aside from that one woman, we do understand no one else was injured in this fire. we don't know if there was anyone else in the unit itself at the time. but we know no firefighters were injured. toy have a call in to the hayward fire department waiting to hear back from a ball talion chief. waiting to hear about how this fire started. live in hayward alex savidge. >>> new this morning hayward police just alerted us about a woman who is missing from an adult living facility. here's the picture of 64-year- old jeanette sang. police say she was last seen leaving the hayward facility on tuesday. but she never returned. she was spotted in oakland yesterday afternoon. it's unclear
is giving, but essentially what is it that the united states is doing about that? >> well, they and the british government have said sort of diplomatic rapid reaction forces to algeria, essentially to support the hostages that have been released, people that are trained in trauma and counseling and you can expedite things like passports that may be lost in the firefight and the chaos that ensued. but they haven't really been given access directly to the sites. this british plane anyway has gone to an airfield, that's about 250 kilometers north of the gas field. so they're being kept a long way back and there is clear frustration both here in london and in washington with the communication or lack of communication by the algerians. >> we don't know how many americans have been evacuated. do we have a sense of why there's been no information? >> largely because there's -- the al jeer yiians don't have a firm grip on what's going on. they're not passing on in a timely matter. the algerians went in yesterday without informing the brits or the americans and that caused i think
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an elaborate sex slave network right here in the united states. you will not believe the conditions the women had to endure. >>> i'm wolf blitzer here on the national wall in washington. behind me the west front of the u.s. capitol where president barack obama will take the oath of office on monday. we're counting down to the inauguration. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with what we now know is the ongoing hostage crisis in algeria. right now it's unclear how many americans are being held by terrorists. but we do know the united states, the obama administration has rejected an offer to exchange an undisclosed number of american hostages. other hostages have been freed and hair he would winning new details are emerging about their treatment. for the details, let's bring in jill dougherty. she's over at the state department. jill? >> wolf, just a few minutes ago here at the state department i was upstairs, secretary clinton meeting with the japanese foreign minister and both of them discussing this crisis in algeria. she said that she had spoken yet again with her algerian counter
the delease of two convicted terrorists being held here in the united states in exchange for the americans. a spokesman made it clear, once again, very firmly that the u.s. does not negotiate for hostages. now, in terms of the ongoing operation, that, too, is very complicated. it's a very huge complex. there are very many buildings, and according to u.s. officials the algerians, because the u.s. isn't involved on the grouped, really have to go building to building to building to determine where and who may be held at any given time, so this is going to be going on for some hours at least apparently as the situation, according to the state department, remains extremely fluid, andrea. >> jim, thank you very much. we'll be following your reports throughout the day. >>> and can president obama and republicans agree on anything m next four years? virginia's governor bob mcdonnell just back from that house republican retreat in williamsburg, joins us next. >>> former bush speechwriter michael gerskin who crafted both of president bush's inaugural addresses. [ female announceru really getting sal
the european union and the united states and to some extent the african union as well. >> suarez: why does this, mary jane deeb, immediately implicate eu? >> well, because once you attack the infrastructure which produces oil, gas and which link africa to europe, then you can create havoc in the institution of oil. and so it is important. i mean the french understood the importance of the movement in mali. they understood that as professor vandewalle was saying that once you have a movement, once you take over power w it's not simply, you know, e ploding a car here or there t is actually take over power in mali, then similar movements would be allowed to do the same in the region. >> suarez: so you buy it that the algerians under muktar are acting under sympathy with those in mali. >> absolutely. i have no doubt that the radical islamists in nrt africa and those who are in neighboring countries including in nigeria are in sympathy. so and this is what the french want to stop. and the algerian government as well. because algeria itself is not that stable and could be further destabilized by the
union and the united states and to some extent the african union as well. >> suarez: why does this mary jane deeb immediately implicate eu? >> well because once you attack the infrastructure which produces oil gas and which link africa to europe, then you can create havoc in the institution of oil. and so it is important. i mean the french understood the importance of the movement in mali. they understood that as professor vandewalle was saying that once you have a movement, once you take over power w it's not simply you know e ploding a car here or there t is actually take over power in mali, then similar movements would be allowed to do the same in the region. >> suarez: so you buy it that the algerians under muktar are acting under sympathy with those in mali. >> absolutely. i have no doubt that the radical islamists in nrt africa and those who are in neighboring countries including in nigeria are in sympathy. so and this is what the french want to stop. and the algerian government as well. because algeria itself is not that stable and could be further destabilized by the actions. >>
of the united states, a lawyer, a doctor, and they want the best education, the best type of food, a safe and affordable home to live. the women we work with are investing so much into their children. they are having to trade off paying for rent and paying for food, and trade off for whether they keep the lights on and pay for food. that is unconscionable. [applause] thank you. all of us can expect more. low income women should be included in the national dialogue. the women i have spoken with our genius. -- are genius. they are brilliant to survive in the united states today. they are so fantastic entrepreneurs. they are wise. they have a lot of grit. they are stronger than any of us on stage. it is a brain trust in america we are not utilizing. they should be part of the national dialogue at a part of the stage and being listened to in congress. not just the special interest lobbyists. [applause] >> we are going into the last hour of the program. we want to highlight the fight back. there are people in this country who are succeeding against the odds every day as they struggle with pove
your gift cards. >> if first you don't suck side, try, try again. united tried to raise ticket prisz for the second time this year. first attempt on january 3 when they were paid up to $5 each way. other carrier dz not follow suit. united brought it fares back down, well, today, it's trying again this, time raising fares up $5 but $10 each way. saying it has nothing to do with the grounding of the boeing dream liner jets. you may remember, united owns six of those, thieves are stealing money off guards. the sheriff's department posted this video on facebook. warning that this fraud son the rise, thieves can scan a bar code. once the loading with money they use a copy to buy merchandise. >> this gift card has been tampered wchl the bar code, changed. the santa cruz county sheriff's office recommends get a card with a secure backing. that way, you're in the giving your money to a thief. >> subway, subway. when someone tells you a foot long sandwich you probably don't expect to get an 11 inch one. that is what this man says he gt. the man posted a picture of the sandwich next to a ruler
to the united states both legal and illegal has fallen sharply after decades of surging growth. much has to do with border enforcement, jobs and the california economy. since 2007 there's been less need for unskilled labor and a greater demand for workers with degrees. immigrants from asia, especially india, tend to be more highly educated. >> we see the united states of america as a pretty much gold mountain where we have endless opportunities to achieve. >> reporter: case in point, victor lu, he came to the united states as a refugee from vietnam and went into the restaurant supply business 25 years ago today. at 80,000 square feet his store is now one of the largest and most successful of its kind in the south bay. >> my parents both came about 33 years ago with nothing, no english. very limited english still today, but they decided to start a business and it flourished and with everybody's support it is what it is today. >> reporter: in the south bay, len ramirez, cbs5. >>> all this dry weather has put a dent in the snowpack now down from 137% to 109, but look at last year, 12% of normal
right in this country. in a few months our united states supreme court will be deciding a number of cases that at their core go to the very question of whether or not we as members of the lgbt community are equal under the constitution and under the laws of this country. and what a better time for the city and county of san francisco to send a message that recognizes the dignity and humanity of this community, by dodging the contributions of one of its heroes harvey milk. that is what this is about. my proposal to name this airport is the first airport named after an openly gay person we are in no way trying to diminish the work and accomplishments of other individuals who are also deserving of that honor. this has to be viewed in the context of what is happening in this country and in this world. it has to be viewed in the context of history. one of the things that i have learned about my term on the board of supervisors is that time flies. time goes by very quickly. i am now beginning my fifth year as a member of this board. and the decisions that we make are important. they
of residential units. it's about protecting existing housing and preserving affordable housing, and rent control housing. the 2009 update to the housing element at a policies to retain existing housing and protect the affordability of the existing housing especially rental units. these updates discouraged demolition, conversion are merger of existing housing but the current .code criteria does not have preference for assisting housing or consider affordable housing. also will consider whether replacement units are provided, and whether they are of similar affordability. this ordinance does not change the requirements for mandatory discretionary review; this ordinance will not affect -- or any other project with a development agreement. little background, supervisors -- had considered a one-to-one replacement for the most housing but that is prohibited by the palmer versus rent control board. the planning department will soon have more current statistics as well. this language brings into conformity what our goals are around the housing element and how we can best preserved housing. that is im
, joe butler and i represent the friends of first st. john's united methodist church. as an architect in the city, we are pleased that the city has won its case in state court, and we would ask that the city continue defending the decisions of this panel in the federal court lawsuit as well. we think that the case that's before the city is important to other historic resources, including the one which is at question here. and we would hope that the city would continue in its efforts to secure, as it were, the ability of this planning commission to make decisions on replacement buildings without, which, as you know, no demolition permit can be issued. thank you very much@%(hk. commissioners. my name is rowena jen, adjacent neighbor to the east at 1600 larkin street, have been there since 1972. i was not very prepared for this meeting today because i heard from judge beerl that there would be no action until march. so i had to cancel an appointment to get here, but that's fine. but since the last hearingynno@n december 13, 2012, after repeat requests by this commission, including commi
the office of president to united states fatally. >> i will execute -- >> faithfully the office of the president of the united states. >> when chief justice john roberts administered the oath to barack obama, on january 20, 2009, there was a major problem. roberts was supposed to say that i will faithfully execute the office of the president of the united states. so then, barack obama stops, paused, smiled, as if to say,qss come on, man, this is my big day, you've got to get this right, but, unfortunately, he didn't get it right. so the very next night in the white house they did it again. this time roberts use notes in which he hadn't used the first time, and they got it right. >> jim bendat walks the history of democracies big day monday at 8 a.m. and again 8 p.m. eastern at booktv. part of a three-day holiday weekend on c-span2's booktv. >> advocates for immigration reform yesterday called on president obama and congress to make it his top party for 2013. speak at the national press club come u.s. chamber of commerce thomas donohue said defenses can be built among different g
san obama, do solemnly swear, that i will execute the office of the president of the united states faithfully. >> when chief justice john roberts administered the oath to barack obama on january 20, 2009, there was a major problem. roberts was supposed to say "i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. " barack obama stopped and paused and smiled as if to say, come on, man, this is my big day. you have to get this right. unfortunately, he did not get it right so the very next night in the white house, they did it again. this time roberts used notes which he had not used the first time and they got it right. >> we walk for the history of democracy's big day monday at 8:00 a.m. and again at 8:00 p.m. eastern. this is part of a three-day holiday weekend on c-span 2's book-tv. >> the greatest honor history can bestow is the title of peacemaker. this honor now beckons america, the chance to lead the world at last out of the valley of turmoil and onto that high ground of peace that man has dreamed of since the dawn of civilization >> must embark on new progra
the rebellion. >> the united nations' nuclear watchdog says it has again failed to reach a deal with iran in talks over the country's nuclear program. >> the announcement by the international atomic energy agency follows two days of intense negotiations with tehran. inspectors are trying to get access to a military site, which is allegedly used to test components for nuclear weapons. iran, though, denies that and underscores its right to nuclear research for civilian purposes. in -- another meeting is scheduled for february. >> all right, some business news now, and the chinese economy has beaten expectations for the final quarter of 2012 after nearly two years of relatively tepid performance by the world's second-largest economic power. gross domestic product rose by 7.9% and 7.8% for the year as a whole. analysts say the outlook for china may be improving. chinese exports have continued to fall, but retail sales and industrial production have started to pick up. and germany's second biggest lender, commerzbank, could cut up to 6000 jobs according to a report. while there have been month
. and we're hear with the latest. linda in the house fire units were damaged. was anyone hurt. >> one person was taken to the hospital for smoke inhale lace. four others made it out safely t broke out near york road t spread to two homes and it was so intense the second floor partially collapsed. no firefighters were injured it took several hours for that fire to be brought under control. >> update last night from 11:00. two police officers and a young person are doing okay this morning. following a head-on crash near the stadium. it happened around 10:00 near the corner of warner street. the driver of that car that hit the van was treated on the scene. no charges have been filed yet. the young person who was a police explorer was learning more about what it meant to be a baltimore city police officer. >>> the effort to curb gun violence in the state will be the focus today. the governor will introduce his public safety priorities with the legislative session which includes an approach to gun safety. and the governor said that gun control is high on the agenda. the bill is introduced
and that brings us to tonight's word. [cheers and applause] united we stand off. president obama and his anti-gun storm troopers say it's okay for me to have a pistol. it's okay for me to have a rifle and a shotgun. but it's not okay for me to have military-style weaponry. maybe they've forgotten what the second amendment is. >> the founders feared government tyranny. >> the second amendment is about resistance to government tyranny. >> they never mentioned hunting and deer, they talked about freedom and liberty over tyranny. >> stephen: damn straight. like anybody setting up a new government the founders added a clause that said if you don't like what we're doing, feel free to shoot us. it's like -- [ laughter ] -- the second amendment is like the ultimate veto. it's almost like a constitutional prenup. that is why i and my friends at fox news have always stood with those who arm themselves against government tyranny, patriots like bill and the weather underground. [ laughter ] don't get me wrong, its founders didn't -- the founders didn't want us to engage in armed insurrection at the drop
violence. this is about an hour. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the vice president of the united states, joe biden. and mayor michael nutter. [applause] [applause] [cheers and applause] [cheers and applause] [applause] >> mayors and ladies and gentlemen, it is, of course, my distinct honor and pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce our good friend, my good friend, vice president joe biden. throughout his career as a public servant, the vice president biden has championed issues that are critical to the prosperity and growth of america's cities and he has engaged directly with the u.s. conference of mayors on a regular basis. during our annual meeting this past june in orlando, vice president biden pledged the obama administration would make sure that the future infrastructure investments are more targeted to local areas. in november, last year, the vice president hosted our leadership in the white house, to discuss the fiscal cliff and the concerns of mayors regard boast inrestor programs programs progt financing. whenever there's major issue that demands attention, again
but held dozens of foreign workers including united states citizens. there is conflicting information about the algerian raid and there is no confirmation on how many cappers and hostages were killed. the milton reportedly demanded an end to french him tear activities in mali in return for the hostages. the situation in mali is also critical. on friday last week france launched an area bombing campaign against rebels with ties to al qaedament since then a ground force has engaged in combat with rebels trying to stop their advance to mali's capital. it remains unclear what support will be offered by the united states. secretary of state hillary clinton addressed the situation earlier today in a joint press conference she had with the president of somalia. sheikh mohammed. >> now let me say the situation is very fluid. it's in a remote area of al geria near the libyan rder the security of our americans who are held hostage is our highest priority but of course we care deeply about the other algerian and foreign hostages as well. and because of the fluidity and the fact that there is a lot of
in the unite, and we've seen it even more in stark relief during the last year in europe. at the same time, the dynamic qualities of the u.s. economy also when contrasted with europe and other parts of the world suggest and demonstrate on a regular basis that notwithstanding the political uncertainty a great deal to be optimistic about. there are a good many positives when you look or for signs in terms of the prospect of the faster pace of growth and recovery if only the political uncertainty were changed by progress on fiscal balance. and those signs are more apparent every day. you'll look at the positive changes and different segments of the housing market and housing finance welcome notwithstanding remaining challenges, you look at the pace of recovery in the auto industry, a market with 14.5 million unit sales last year and the prospect for more this year notwithstanding the overall economic conditions and the country still in a slow recovery, it is very encouraging. and i think most important of all you see the dynamic qualities of the entrepreneurial and venture community in this c
the fact that they were making fun of the irish in the united states, you know, things like i survived the kelly murphy family gathering, things like that. and they wrote letters poking fun at what i thought was a couragous op ed piece. so this is in response to the irish americans who don't feel the pride that they should. and please excuse if i manhandle the irish manner of speaking. this is a joke told to me by one of my friends. he said that an american, an irish american, was golfing with his wife on a weekend. and he hit the ball into the rough. went looking for it. all of a sudden, a leprechaun jumped up. we're back to the leprechaun theme. he said, top of the morning to you, lad. he says, you're a leprechaun. he says, yes, i am, and you have 3 wishes. three wishes? he says, yes. you have 3 wishes. i want to be a par golfer.. he says, no problem. from now on, par and under. he says, i want a porsche. he says, when you go home tonight, there will be a porsche in your garage. and he says, i want a million dollars. he says, done. when you go to the bank on monday, there will be a m
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